Cisco and IBM bring VersaStack solution targeting CIOs

Cisco and IBM today announced VersaStack solution targeting CIOs who are looking for integrated systems for fast deployment and management options.

IT market research agency IDC says spending on integrated systems will grow 32.8 percent annually to nearly $14.37 billion in 2017 from $5.4 billion in 2013.

VersaStack solution is a combination of Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure and IBM Storwize storage system.

IBM and Cisco claim that VersaStack solution will deliver efficiency for cloud, big data and analytics, and mobility deployments. They will optimize the platform for IBM business applications, while integrating Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco Intercloud Fabric.

Cisco expands Application Centric Infrastructure

Satinder Sethi, vice president, Data Center Solutions, Cisco, said: “VersaStack will help our mutual customers streamline deployment and operation of their IT infrastructure.”

Laura Guio, vice president, Business Line Executive Storage Systems, IBM, said that IBM Storwize will assist clients to ease management and improve data center performance through virtualization and the automatic movement of data to the most strategic storage tier.

Cisco and IBM are already delivering combined solutions to more than 25,000 customers around the world.

IBM Storwize V7000 includes technologies that both complement and enhance virtual environments with built-in functions such as Data Virtualization, Real-time Compression, and Easy Tier, which automatically migrates data between tiers based on real-time usage patterns, for better performance and efficiency.

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